Pataudi Trophy - 3rd Test

England v India

England won by an innings and 242 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

33.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, and he plays a cut without feet, is nowhere close to it. Just threw his hands at it. Beaten

33.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, fuller, closer to off, defended to Anderson

33.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, nearly walks into edging one, a near replay of his TB dismissal. However, at the last moment, withdraws from the shot

33.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, comes forward before shouldering arms to one outside off

33.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, another leave outside off

India 92/5   MS Dhoni 0* (5b)

35.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, full delivery, pushed to mid-off

35.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, extra bounce there, Dhoni pushes inside the line

35.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, fuller, closer to off, Dhoni defends

35.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, pitched right up, Dhoni looks for the drive, gets the inside half of the bat

35.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, goes wide of the crease, Dhoni flicks a half-volley down the ground, but the mid-on is pretty straight

35.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, shoulders arms to this short one outside off

India 100/6   MS Dhoni 0* (11b)

37.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni takes one on the body. Looking to walk down to Broad, then sees this short one nipping back into him, and presents it his chest

37.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, what a beauty to follow that up with, teasing length just outside off, leaves him upon pitching. Misses the edge, though

37.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, shorter now, Dhoni stays inside the line and drops his wrist

37.4

Broad to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, and they steal a leg-bye here, this has hardly gone off the square, but Mishra is quick to call him through

India 105/6   MS Dhoni 0* (15b)

38.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR, full and wide, Dhoni wristily drives it through the covers. Walked into this shot to get close to the pitch of the ball

38.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

38.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, another leave from Dhoni, this was wide outside off

38.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, away-swinger, pitches around off and leaves him, but Dhoni lets it go

38.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, a straight half-volley, pushed down the ground, Pietersen puts in a dive from mid-on to save three runs

India 110/6   MS Dhoni 5* (20b 1x4)

39.1

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, the inswinger now, Dhoni - used to playing the outswinger - pushes tentatively at it, gets a thick inside edge for a single

India 111/6   MS Dhoni 6* (21b 1x4)

40.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, walks down the track, sees a short ball, lets it hit him in the thigh

40.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, short ball, nips back in, cramps Dhoni. Kumar wants the single, but it hasn't gone far from Anderson

40.3

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, Intent from Dhoni... this is a length ball, gets a stride in, plays on the up, deliberately in the air, and straight down the ground

40.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, back of a length, angling in, pushed back

40.5

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, pulled powerfully, not much behind this short ball, he rocks back and smashes this past midwicket

40.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, stays away from this short one, though

India 123/7   MS Dhoni 14* (27b 3x4)

41.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, left alone outside off

41.5

Broad to Dhoni, no run, good short delivery, not too short, and nips back in to cramp him. Dhoni awkwardly keeps it down

41.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, short outside off, Dhoni doesn't need to play it, but he does, and manages to keep it down

India 128/7   MS Dhoni 14* (30b 3x4)

42.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, gets under this bouncer with ease

42.6

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, backs away this time, the bouncer follows him, gets bat on it, keeps it down, and takes a single

India 130/7   MS Dhoni 15* (32b 3x4)

43.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, length ball outside off, Dhoni doesn't disturb it

43.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, goes wide of the crease, bowls a low full toss, which Dhoni hits straight to mid-on

43.3

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, a forehand up the line! Sees a half-tracker and goes after it. Even though it is too wide, he goes for it, and ends up hitting over extra cover. Maybe even straighter

43.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, short, into the pads, Dhoni is late on it

43.5

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, After tennis, Dhoni plays some pool! Another four... are England getting carried away with short-pitch bowling here? Another bouncer here. Dhoni pulls, the ball hits the cue end, and the ball goes in front of square for four

43.6

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish again, dropped into the leg side for one

India 139/7   MS Dhoni 24* (38b 5x4)

44.1

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, more runs for India, Dhoni pushes at this one, gets a thick edge that goes along the ground and bisects second slip and gully

44.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, slower on now, Dhoni pushes at it in front of his body, but keeps it down

44.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, back to bowling short, Dhoni is on his toes to punch this towards cover

44.4

Anderson to Dhoni, SIX, Whoa! Dhoni is in the house! Gets under this length ball, gets a clean swing going, and launches this over long-off. The crowd is scattered

44.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, gets inside the line to turn this short one into the leg side for one. Helps that they are bowling bouncers without a short leg in place

India 150/7   MS Dhoni 35* (43b 6x4 1x6)

45.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length again, Dhoni works it to long leg for a single

India 151/7   MS Dhoni 36* (44b 6x4 1x6)

46.1

Swann to Dhoni, no run, flat delivery, pushed back

46.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, pushes right forward to defend this one

46.3

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, full delivery, pushed to long-off for a single

India 156/7   MS Dhoni 37* (47b 6x4 1x6)

47.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, length ball now, defended back to Bresnan

47.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, that's a beauty, and I am baffled as to why they are not bowling more of this... fuller delivery, leaving Dhoni, beats the edge. This is likelier to get a wicket than the short ones

47.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes down towards mid-on for a single

India 159/7   MS Dhoni 38* (50b 6x4 1x6)

48.1

Swann to Dhoni, no run, full, pushed back to the bowler

48.2

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, too full, too straight, easy single to long-on

India 160/7   MS Dhoni 39* (52b 6x4 1x6)

49.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, Bresnan is short again, Dhoni has little trouble pushing this back

49.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, 2 runs, fuller, played with an open face, towards deep point. They want the second, Kumar sends him back, but the overthrow gets them the second

49.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni! Suddenly the wicket is looking like Wankhede... Walks down at Bresnan and slogs him across the line for a six over cow corner

49.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, wide outside off, left alone

49.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length, pushed wide of cover for a single

India 177/7   MS Dhoni 48* (57b 6x4 2x6)

50.1

Swann to Dhoni, no run, full, around off, Dhoni defends this back to Swann

50.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, comes right forward to play this defensively back to Swann

50.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, the quicker, flatter offbreak, Dhoni is caught deep in the crease, but the bat comes down in time

50.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, tossed up outside off, makes him play away from the body, but there is no silly point

50.5

Swann to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni gets to fifty, and in style, with a drive against the turn, away from the body, all along the gorund, past short cover. Not much of a celebration. Just a mild raise of the bat

50.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, the arm ball, Dhoni goes deep into the crease to push this to cover

India 181/7   MS Dhoni 52* (63b 7x4 2x6)

51.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni mis-hits this pull, gets a single to midwicket

India 183/7   MS Dhoni 53* (64b 7x4 2x6)

52.1

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, offbreak, tossed up outside off, pushed with the turn, gets a single wide of midwicket

India 184/7   MS Dhoni 54* (65b 7x4 2x6)

53.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length, pushed in front of his body, gets a single to cover

India 191/7   MS Dhoni 55* (66b 7x4 2x6)

54.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, short ball, around off, defended

54.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, short and wide, cut away in front of square, Dhoni turns down the single

54.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 runs, superb running between the wicket, plays with soft hands, into the on side, and he is desperate to come back for two. Sharma responds

54.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, cut away powerfully, doesn't take the single

54.5

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, swat-pull, like it was a fly in his face... Backs away and pulls this out of his face, in front of square. Good way to bring up the 200

54.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Anderson succeeds in keeping Dhoni away from the strike, cramping him up with a shortish delivery

India 201/8   MS Dhoni 61* (72b 8x4 2x6)

56.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni shuffles down straight away and bottom-hand shoves this to deep cover. Doesn't bother with a single at this stage

56.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Anderson shoves this one full and wide. Too wide for Dhoni to swipe at

56.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, touch flat-footed from the India captain. Inside edge flew past the stumps and down to fine leg but still the single is rejected

56.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, righty, that might be the last delivery with the field up. Dhoni defends off his pads

56.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, slipped down the leg side. That will do nicely for Anderson

56.6

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, lovely shot! Just what Dhoni would want. Shuffles leg side and guides back-foot drive through point. Morgan dives manfully but fruitlessly

India 209/8   MS Dhoni 65* (78b 9x4 2x6)

58.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni shuffles up the crease and shoves a drive back at the bowler

58.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, when Dhoni cracked this out to deep point he might have thought he could get two. Alas. So he settles for nothing

58.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 leg byes, good running this time. Anderson's delivery angles down to fine leg via a pad which allows the couple to be taken

58.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, patted back to the bowler very easily

58.5

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, four more! Whipped off the pads very fine and collects another boundary. Poor bowling but that's been created by Dhoni's positivity

58.6

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni wanders leg side and Anderson follows but somehow Dhoni gets low and wheels a pull shot away to get his single to keep the strike

India 216/8   MS Dhoni 70* (84b 10x4 2x6)

59.1

Broad to Dhoni, SIX, Broad shoves it short and Dhoni's response is emphatic! Smashes a hook shot away a long way into the stands over fine leg

59.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, fuller now and Dhoni drives hard but doesn't bother with the single

59.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, left all alone outside off stump

59.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, good delivery from Broad, heading for the top of off stump before Dhoni defends solidly

59.5

Broad to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, thuds off Dhoni's thigh, trickles to deep square and leaves Broad just a single delivery to Ishant

India 223/8   MS Dhoni 76* (89b 10x4 3x6)

60.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni drives into the off side. Played it well too

60.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, always feels a bit odd watching singles being rejected and bowlers not really trying to get batsmen out

60.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, bunted down the ground but again the single is denied

60.4

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni shuffles down the wicket but only to pat back to Anderson. Field should come up now

60.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, good delivery as Anderson follows Dhoni leg side. But the single is taken which means Anderson has just one delivery at Ishant

India 224/8   MS Dhoni 77* (94b 10x4 3x6)

61.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, short of a length outside off stump. Dhoni easily enough into line to defend

61.2

Broad to Dhoni, OUT, gone now! Pitched-up delivery that Dhoni tried to hack to the cover boundary, in a way he was unlucky because the edge found the one slip in Strauss, who took a decent catch. That said, given the field was deep was there a need to go so hard at it? Anyway, it has been an excellent counter-attacking innings that has lifted his team's mood and total up towards respectability

MS Dhoni c Strauss b Broad 77 (119m 96b 10x4 3x6) SR: 80.20

India 224/9   MS Dhoni 77 (96b 10x4 3x6)
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England won by an innings and 8 runs
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